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Will Mud Slow Juggernaut That's Obama? (Barf Alert!!!)
IBD Editorials ^ | August 1, 2008 | Eugene Robinson

Posted on 08/01/2008 7:11:13 PM PDT by Kaslin

It's awfully early for John McCain to be running such a desperate, ugly campaign against Barack Obama. But I guess it's useful for Democrats to get a reminder that the Republican Party plays presidential politics by the same moral code that guided the bad-boy Oakland Raiders in their heyday: "Just win, baby."

The latest bit of snarling, mean-spirited nonsense to come out of the McCain camp was the accusation, leveled by campaign manager Rick Davis, that Obama had "played the race card." He did so, apparently, by being black.

On Wednesday, at a campaign stop in Missouri, Obama had predicted that Republicans would try to "make you scared of me. You know, 'he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name,' you know, 'he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.' "

So what does Davis do? He promptly tries to make voters scared of Obama by feigning outrage over the presumptive Democratic nominee's "divisive, negative, shameful and wrong" remarks.

Of course, the McCain campaign isn't really offended that the first black major-party candidate for president in American history might mention this distinction from time to time. The idea is to slow Obama down before he runs away with this thing, and the weapon of choice is handfuls of mud.

Remember St. John the Reformer, who promised a high-minded campaign and said he wouldn't question his opponent's patriotism? Clearly, he's been replaced by an evil twin. The switch seems to have taken place during his opponent's world tour, when Obama's prescriptions for Iraq and Afghanistan began to look prescient — and McCain's began to look irrelevant.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; obama; poorpoorrinos; propagandawingofdnc; racecard

1 posted on 08/01/2008 7:11:16 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Obviously this is the lone liberal writing of the day from the left on IBD.


2 posted on 08/01/2008 7:15:06 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Pawlenty for VP; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Kaslin
I thought of a great Obama theme song.
It might be called the Jihad Yodel.
It goes something like this. Ahlalalalala ahlalalala ahlalalalala.

I heard it a lot after 9/11. I thought it would be a good campaign song for him.

What do you all think?

3 posted on 08/01/2008 7:17:36 PM PDT by cruise_missile ('')
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To: Kaslin
For the record, Robinson, who it seems lives @ the studios of MSNBC........


4 posted on 08/01/2008 7:20:27 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Kaslin

Gee...this Lefty must not have heard Axlerod admitting that Obama was indeed referring to race with his dollar bill remark. The Obamachine will have to get all their msm lapdogs on the same page.


5 posted on 08/01/2008 7:21:56 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Kaslin
plays presidential politics by the same moral code that guided the bad-boy Oakland Raiders in their heyday: “Just win, baby.”

Comment:

At least the Conservatives, Republicans and Independents have a moral code.

We don't bark at the Moon Gawd like some Kool Aide drinking Liberals and one in particular who believes in BLT (Black Liberation Theology not Bacon Lettuce and Tomato) that Judaism is a gutter religion, that Jesus was a black man from Africa, that Whitey Slave Masters must be wiped from the face of the earth and the Messiah is running for president of the world.....

6 posted on 08/01/2008 7:25:52 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: kittymyrib

He has probably heard about it, but like all liberals thinks Denial is a river in Egypt


7 posted on 08/01/2008 7:27:34 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Kaslin

How is it mud slinging to make ads that are fundamentally based on Obama’s own words and speeches?


8 posted on 08/01/2008 7:28:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kaslin

McCain being ugly?

When?

Where?


9 posted on 08/01/2008 7:30:14 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Kaslin
So Robinson, a racist, calls the McCain campaign, "racist," because they claim that statements by Obama, who is a racist, are "racist."

So much for that honest discussion about race that we keep promising to have.

Of course, it wasn't help by the House Resolution apologizing for slavery, which wasn't discussed, nor honest.

10 posted on 08/01/2008 7:33:23 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: PhiKapMom

No, he’s one of several.


11 posted on 08/01/2008 7:39:07 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Cicero

Truth must hurt


12 posted on 08/01/2008 7:40:30 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Kaslin

OK you stupid liberals:

ACCUSING REPUBLICANS OF TRYING TO SCARE VOTERS BY RACIST REMARKS WHEN THEY SAID NOTHING OF THE SORT IS PLAYING THE RACE CARD!

I know you’re stupid but this is truly pathetic.

Sorry fellow FReepers for the yelling!


13 posted on 08/01/2008 7:48:10 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Election 2008--It's all about the judges!!)
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To: PhiKapMom

That was my thought. IBD is generally very conservative.


14 posted on 08/01/2008 7:55:10 PM PDT by tips up
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To: Kaslin
Osama and Obama, two men with good friends who have bombed the Pentagon.
15 posted on 08/01/2008 7:57:26 PM PDT by CurlyBill (Barak Obama wants Dhimmitude for America)
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To: Kaslin

Barack is hardly a juggernaut. Barack is driving around in some big, garish, pimped-up political ride and it’s becoming ever more evident and ever more tiresome. I hope he does what other inexperienced folks have done which is to do more and more and MORE and end up totally destroying themselves. Come on, Barry, jump the shark on prime time TV.


16 posted on 08/01/2008 7:59:24 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Kaslin

“The latest bit of snarling, mean-spirited nonsense to come out of the McCain camp was the accusation, leveled by campaign manager Rick Davis, that Obama had “played the race card.” He did so, apparently, by being black.”

According to the audience in St Pete, FL, blacks didn’t think the Obamanable Snowman was black enough.

It would seem hard to play the ‘race card’ when blacks reject you as not black enough. Not to mention the fact that he was listed as ‘Arab’ on one of his school records.

In any case, Obama unquestionably is not is qualified to be POTUS.


17 posted on 08/01/2008 8:08:03 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Kaslin

“Will Mud Slow Juggernaut That’s Obama?”

Obama listened to the racist sermons of his mentor reverend wright — sermons drawn from the ‘muddy’ well of ‘black liberation theology’ — and that didn’t seem to slow him down.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1990117/posts

STE=Q


18 posted on 08/01/2008 8:26:31 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Kaslin
"On Wednesday, at a campaign stop in Missouri, Obama had predicted that Republicans would try to "make you scared of me. You know, 'he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name,' you know, 'he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.' "

Therein is the lie.

In fact, Obama mentioned McCain and Bush by name rather than the generic "Republicans".

Still, had he said just "Republicans", it would have been just as offensive. There's not a single example he could cite where any official or elected office-holder in the party is making Obama's race an issue.

It's just not necessary.

19 posted on 08/01/2008 9:10:12 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Kaslin

Eugene Robinson doing his part for La Raza.


20 posted on 08/01/2008 9:13:04 PM PDT by Rosemont ($4+ for gas. Can we drill now?)
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To: Kaslin

On the email from IBD I get at the bottom there is always one from the left and one from the right. I figured he was the left for the day. Very seldom read the left rantings. :)


21 posted on 08/01/2008 9:32:30 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Pawlenty for VP; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: PhiKapMom

I very seldom do too, and when I do I make sure I post a warning


22 posted on 08/01/2008 9:52:29 PM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: PhiKapMom
Juggernaut. noun. 1. Something, such as a belief or institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed. 2. A title of the Hindu god Krishna.
23 posted on 08/02/2008 12:14:09 AM PDT by JasonC
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To: JasonC
"Words mean things" - a Rush undeniable truth of life...
24 posted on 08/02/2008 12:16:19 AM PDT by JasonC
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To: JasonC

Way to go! Perfect description!


25 posted on 08/02/2008 8:26:48 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Pawlenty for VP; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: PhiKapMom

This Liberal was calling the Clinton campaign racist earlier in the year. Now he does it to McCain.
Here is the script:
1. Other campaign makes standard critiquie of Obama’s inexperience and radical frieds.
2. Obama campaign plays race card by calling such criticism
3. Other campaign truthfully calls such allegations wrong and outrageous
4. Pro-Obama media piles on by accusing other campaign of ‘injecting race’ into the campaign.

They did it to Hillary and now they are doing it to McCain. Fortunately, we’ve seen the script before in Obama v Hillary so we know that it is hollow and false. See:
http://no-bama.blogspot.com/2008/08/obama-played-race-card-from-start.html

And so it goes.


26 posted on 08/02/2008 8:44:23 AM PDT by WOSG (http://no-bama.blogspot.com/ - NObama, stop the Hype and Chains candidate)
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To: GladesGuru

“According to the audience in St Pete, FL, blacks didn’t think the Obamanable Snowman was black enough.”

That was true in 2007. Hillary was winning about 50% of the black vote in late 2007 and was set to win the nomination. Obama needed to win the black vote hands-down to win the nomination. what to do? ... OBAMA PLAYED THE RACE CARD, ACCUSING HILLARY’S PROXIES - ALL THE WAY TO BILL CLINTON - OF RACISM EVERY TIME THEY SAID EVEN INNOCENT THINGS THAT COULD BE MISCONSTRUED AS A CRITIQUE OF OBAMA’S RACE.

More on this shady campaign is recounted in a Sean Wilenz New Republic piece, linked here:

http://no-bama.blogspot.com/2008/08/obama-played-race-card-from-start.html

Just so you are keeping score, here is what Eugene Robinson - who now accuses McCain of introducing race into the campaign - was saying in January, quote from Wilenz’ piece:

“Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, a cheerleading advocate for Obama, went on television to suggest the Bradley Effect explained the New Hampshire outcome, then backed off—only then to write a column, “Echoes of Tom Bradley,” in which he claimed he could not be sure but that, nevertheless, “embarrassed pollsters and pundits had better be vigilant for signs that the Bradley effect, unseen in recent years, has crept back.”

In fact, the Bradley Effect claims were utterly bogus, as anyone with an elementary command of voting results could tell. If the “effect” has actually occurred, Obama’s final voting figures would have been substantially lower than his figures in the pre-election polls, as racially motivated voters turned away. Later, Bill Schneider, the respected analyst on CNN, several times went through the data on air to demonstrate conclusively that there was no such Bradley Effect in New Hampshire. But even on primary night, it was clear that Obama’s total—36.4%—was virtually identical to what the polls over the previous three weeks had predicted he would receive. “

ROBINSON WAS INJECTING RACE INTO THE CAMPAIGN IN JANUARY 2008! Obamedia enablers play the race card!


27 posted on 08/02/2008 9:01:30 AM PDT by WOSG (http://no-bama.blogspot.com/ - NObama, stop the Hype and Chains candidate)
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To: Kaslin
mud won't work, but ridicule certainly will!



28 posted on 08/02/2008 9:03:02 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (CHEVY VOLT COUNTDOWN: V minus 101 Weeks. Waiting...)
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To: kittymyrib
Gee...this Lefty must not have heard Axlerod admitting that Obama was indeed referring to race with his dollar bill remark. The Obamachine will have to get all their msm lapdogs on the same page.

He obviously filed this before the new talking points arrived...

29 posted on 08/02/2008 9:04:13 AM PDT by Interesting Times (Swiftboating, you say? Check out ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Kaslin

Everyone but white racist Republicans know that the highest expression of patriotism is to put your right hand on your privates during the National Anthem.


30 posted on 08/02/2008 9:09:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Five Year Plans and New Deals, wrapped in golden chains...)
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To: WOSG

Thanks for posting that. I thought the “MSM Annointed One” had done the same thing to Hillary.


31 posted on 08/02/2008 12:00:11 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( VOTE FOR McCAIN 2008! Pawlenty for VP; McCainNow.com; LetsGetThisRight.com)
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